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Do I Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Wondering if you or a loved one has borderline personality disorder? Learn more about the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and assessment process for BPD. You'll find everything you need to know to understand how a diagnosis of BPD is made.

Being Diagnosed with BPD - When Were You First Diagnosed with BPD
When were you first diagnosed with borderline personality disorder? What symptoms led to the diagnosis? Read about other readers' experiences of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and share your own.

Diagnosing Borderline Adolescents
Learn more about diagnosing borderline adolescents, including the DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder in adolescents and common misdiagnoses.

Is There a Borderline Personality Test?
Looking for a borderline personality test? Is there a test for borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Learn more about the diagnosis of BPD and borderline personality tests.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
Do you think you or a loved one may have BPD? BPD is associated with instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotion, as well as impulsive behaviors. Read more about the symptoms of BPD.

How is Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosed?
Learn more about the diagnostic criteria for BPD and the assessment process.

What Is Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified?
Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, or PD-NOS, is a diagnosis that people receive when they have some kind of personality disorder but the symptoms do not fit neatly into the existing categorical types of personality disorders.

What Is Multi-Axial Diagnosis?
The current diagnostic system for psychiatric disorders, the DSM-IV-TR, uses a multi-axial system of diagnosis. But what is multi-axial diagnosis, and how can you interpret the multi-axial system? Learn more about multi-axial diagnosis in the DSM-IV-TR.

How Common is BPD?
How common is the diagnosis of BPD? It is more common than you might imagine.

Am I Just Emotional? Or is it Borderline Personality Disorder?
People with borderline personality disorder experience more than just your everyday emotional ups and downs. Learn more about emotional instability and the diagnosis of BPD.

The Assessment Process: What to Expect
What should you expect from the BPD assessment process? Learn about each step of the process, from finding a provider to getting a diagnosis.

BPD and Misdiagnosis
Why is BPD so often misdiagnosed? There are a number of reasons that a diagnosis of BPD is often missed, even by experts in the field.

BPD Misdiagnosis - Stories of BPD Misdiagnosis
Many people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have had their condition misdiagnosed once or sometimes multiple times before they get an accurate diagnosis.

The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD)
The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder is designed to screen for borderline personality.

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